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The Resource The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage

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The Story of a Marriage
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The Story of a Marriage
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"We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship: how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and everything changes. All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived and tried to protect her family are thrown into doubt. Does she know her husband at all? And what does the stranger want in return for his offer of a hundred thousand dollars? For six months in 1953 young Pearlie Cook struggles to understand the world around her, and most especially her husband, Holland. Pearlie's story is a meditation not only on love but also on the effects of war, with one war recently over and another coming to a close. Set in a climate of fear and repression–political, sexual, and racial–The Story of a Marriage from bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer, portrays three people trapped by the confines of their era, and the desperate measures they are prepared to take to escape it. Lyrical and surprising, The Story of a Marriage looks back at a period that we tend to misremember as one of innocence and simplicity
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  • Greer, Andrew Sean
  • Merkerson, S. Epatha
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The Story of a Marriage
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9781427219978
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Label
The Story of a Marriage
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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OVERDRIVE:0c174abf-7570-472b-bf8f-a6addf9fc0d2
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not applicable
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electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781427219978
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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